A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Sheep in a Jeep can be a fun learning-to-read book, as the simple rhymes (sheep, jeep, steep; shove, above) help early readers recognize letter combinations and the sounds they make.
When things go wrong, work together to come up with a solution.
Positive Role Models
The sheep don't look where they're going, but they are pretty good at solving problems when they get into trouble.
Violence & Scariness
The sheep fall out of their jeep when it slides into the mud, and later they crash into a tree, but the only thing harmed is the jeep.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Nancy Shaw's popular board book Sheep in a Jeep amuses young children with funny cause-and-effect situations and silly illustrations of sheep driving and getting into trouble. The jeep slides into mud and crashes into a tree, but none of the animals are hurt. This rhyming book makes a nice learning-to-read tool, with its rhymes and repeating letter/sound combinations, and it shows problem solving, such as when the sheep ask some muddy pigs to help them push their jeep back onto the road. Some editions include instructions at the end of the book to make a fluffy cotton-ball sheep. Kids who enjoy Sheep in a Jeep may also enjoy Nancy Shaw's other sheep books, including Sheep Blast Off.
Is It Any Good?
Sheep in a Jeep is a funny, slapstick rhyming book. Kids will enjoy the delightful illustrations of cheerful, plump sheep, and will laugh at their predictable mishaps. This book also makes a good teaching tool for early readers, as rhymes help kids recognize repeating sounds and letter combinations.
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